ABA Journal

Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Writer (Web)

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Debra Cassens Weiss, a senior writer for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1986. She was previously the managing editor, an assistant managing editor and news editor. She had worked as a news researcher for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as a reporter and editor at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and as a newscaster at WMRO and WAUR radio (Aurora, Ill.). Weiss has a JD from DePaul University College of Law and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Recent Articles

Weekly Briefs: SCOTUS justice’s wife stands by stolen-election views; district attorney’s daughter arrested in his stabbing
Sep 30, 2022, 03:13 pm CDT

Law firms, courts deal with aftermath of Hurricane Ian
Sep 30, 2022, 01:21 pm CDT

Trump doesn’t have to detail claims about planted documents to special master, judge says
Sep 30, 2022, 11:34 am CDT

California bar announces probes of 2 prominent lawyers after report on mishandled settlement funds
Sep 30, 2022, 10:37 am CDT

Summer associates praise their ‘lifestyle firms,’ even as some midlevels describe them as ‘veritable sweatshops’
Sep 29, 2022, 02:59 pm CDT

2nd Circuit gives Trump chance to avoid rape defamation suit with ruling on employee status
Sep 29, 2022, 12:33 pm CDT

Are pushed-back start dates for associates making a comeback? One law firm confirms deferrals
Sep 29, 2022, 11:37 am CDT

Smith & Wesson is accused of marketing guns to ‘disturbed young men’ in suit by July 4 victims
Sep 29, 2022, 11:18 am CDT

Texas attorney general avoids subpoenas with court ruling, alleged dodge of process server
Sep 28, 2022, 03:45 pm CDT

Lawyer who says student-loan forgiveness leaves him worse off sues to block program
Sep 28, 2022, 02:12 pm CDT

My Kavanaugh tips were never investigated by the FBI, say Akin Gump partner and others
Sep 28, 2022, 11:59 am CDT

California’s ban on private immigration detention facilities violates supremacy clause, 9th Circuit rules
Sep 28, 2022, 09:40 am CDT

Suspension ordered for lawyer accused of sending ‘abusive and aggressive’ emails
Sep 28, 2022, 08:45 am CDT

Court can’t compel examination of juror’s electronic devices to look for misconduct, 6th Circuit rules
Sep 27, 2022, 01:09 pm CDT

2 law schools change names because of namesakes’ notorious pasts
Sep 27, 2022, 11:13 am CDT

What is a writ of replevin? It’s being used by the DOJ against former White House adviser
Sep 27, 2022, 10:29 am CDT

Picture is ‘generally bullish’ for midsize law firms, new report says
Sep 27, 2022, 08:42 am CDT

Disbarred lawyer Tom Girardi’s auction items included Persian rugs, bronze statues, holographic Pokémon card
Sep 26, 2022, 12:41 pm CDT

Rape victim was jailed to ensure court appearance in rapist’s trial
Sep 26, 2022, 11:09 am CDT

Barrett joined dissenting liberal justices as Supreme Court allowed execution of inmate seeking nitrogen death
Sep 26, 2022, 10:19 am CDT

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